• The summer of my discontent: the far-reaching impact of being bullied

    The summer of my discontent: the far-reaching impact of being bullied

    When you’re bullied as a child, the scars can last a lifetime. Social anxiety, low self-esteem, and lack of self-love are just some of the impacts of having being bullied. In extreme cases, it can also lead to PTSD. But with timely intervention and a supportive environment, healing, growth, and success are possible.

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  • My grandmother’s hands: in favor of leisure

    My grandmother’s hands: in favor of leisure

    In the 1930s, evolutionary biologists were convinced that the biggest problem facing humankind would be the question of what we should do with our new-found leisure. A little over nine decades later, not only do we have no time for leisure, we no longer seem to value it, either. Instead, we are caught up in the never-ending hustle and the unending daily grind. How do we find some sort of balance in our lives? A better equilibrium between work and leisure?

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  • The cages you live in: Understanding social conditioning

    The cages you live in: Understanding social conditioning

    Human beings are social animals. A large part of how we show up in the world is influenced by our social and cultural conditioning. This is both a good and a bad thing – on one hand, it helps us become functioning members of society; on the other, it leads to the development of unconscious biases. Deconditioning can be difficult – but it isn’t impossible.

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  • Ancient strategies to help you live the good life

    Ancient strategies to help you live the good life

    When you think of the good life, you may think of enlightened hedonism: a life where you seek a mix of affluence, social status, and pleasure. That’s the cultural norm that is modeled to most of us across the world. But does that truly make for a good life?

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  • The Eternal Return: How Nietzsche’s philosophy can help you find the key to a contented life

    The Eternal Return: How Nietzsche’s philosophy can help you find the key to a contented life

    A contented life: we all want it, but what does it take to be truly at peace with how we are leading our lives? Nietzsche suggests that the most important thing is to be well-adjusted to life and to oneself, which comes down to making wholehearted choices about what we think and where we find meaning.

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